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of your weekend plans. >> thank you, topper. >>> well, virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed weapon permits. they are going to folks who live in other states. this week alone, they saw a surge in request from 50 to 1,000. none of those folks will have to fire a gun to get those permits. as peggy fox reports, that could be the reason behind the surge. >> reporter: before you can buy a gun from sharpshooters in virginia, you've got to know how to use it. >> you need to know how to shoot them, in order to either buy a gun, or carry and conceal. >> reporter: but that's not what the state of virginia says. there is nothing that requires you to know how to fire or even hold the gun before receiving a virginia concealed weapons permit. for thanks to a 2009 law pushed by the then state senator and now attorney general, gun classes can be taken online. this course costs just $39. it targets residence in those states, which have permits with virginia. >> to get your concealed handgun license issued by the state of virginia, you heard me right, virginia. >> reporter: texas requires per
conference. coming up, virginia congress member, gerry connolly will join us live from the convention to give us his take, including in his competitive state of virginia. democrats as you just heard are obviously worked up and l excited about bill clinton's big speech tonight, but gop vice presidential nominee says there's a big difference between obama and clinton. >> president clinton worked with republicans in congress to have a budget agreement to cut spending. president obama, a gusher of new spending, and only those of us who offered solutions. >> ryan in iowa today hammering away at the president's record. mitt romney was working the crowd at a building supply store up in new hampshire. this week the gop nominee says he has been busy preparing for next month's presidential debate. >>> new information on that close call involving three jets out of reagan national. the planes flew too close to each other in the skies over reagan. well, in a new report out today from the ntsb, investigators describe a chaotic scene inside that tower which left some controllers rattled. 14 page report co
. >>> front and center tonight the virginia board of health and the fight over abortion clinics in virginia. the issue, do clings have to meet stringent -- clinics have to meet stringent hospitallike standards? abortion supporters and opponents both gathered outside the meeting room. our surae chinn was on the scene while they made that decision. >> reporter: the vote was 13-2 to adopt the stricter guidelines. the two opposing board members left in tears when the vote came down. the crowd erupted. they had sat together in peace, but left in turmoil. angry pro choice advocates shouting that politics won and not women. >> please remove them from the room. >> reporter: anti-abortion advocates stood up and clapped. scores of people had stood outside holding signs unable to get into the packed security tight room where the virginia health board made its decision and some argued caved into political pressures in adopting ken cuccinelli's anti-abortion agenda. >> the attorney general can advise us, cannot instructor direct us. we are a completely apolitical body and suddenly we're thrown in a co
of virginia. we begin with mitt romney in fairfax coun where the conversation quickly turned to libya. >> mitt romney did not repeat his accusation that the obama administration is apologizing to its enemies, but he did argue that the administration has made the country weaker overseas. governor romney opened the fairfax rally with libya. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful people. >> reporter: and was interrupted almost immediately by a heckler accusing him of trying to score political points during an overseas crisis. >> why are you politicizing libya? why are you politicizing libya? usa! usa! >> i would off a moment of silence -- offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> reporter: in our polarized political culture there are plenty of romney supporters who blame the media for the controversy. >> i think you've been suck- ups. i think you guys got your embroidered knee pads from the white house. that's what i think of the. >> reporter: bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn at mary washington univers
have some heavy thunderstorms in w of with. those should pass -- west virginia. those should pass into garrett county and the other storms that were in the delmarva earlier have gone up into new jersey. in the immediate future the next few hours we are fine, nothing in the immediate metro area between warrenton, down towards fredericksburg, la plata, toward dunkirk and up toward frederick. temps aren't bad, but boy, the humidity is, 82 downtown, 79 gaithersburg, 79 manassas but it feels like mid- to upper 80s. tonight mostly cloudy, muggy, a few storm possible, nothing in the next few hours, lows 68 to 74. we'll come back and talk about when the remnants of isaac will finally leave us alone. >>> well, tomorrow the democratic national convention kicks off in charlotte, north carolina, but the party is already going in the queen city. the convention's host committee put on a day long street celebration called carolina fest 2012. over at bank of america stadium crews are putting final uches in place before president obama gives his nomination acceptance speech on thursday. democrats
two months ago in falls church, virginia, stands accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl for sex here in montgomery county. a girl he met online. >> today's supporters, a 23- year-old nathan, a national guardsman who served in iraq, fill ed a courtroom. his lawyer says the victim in the case was posing as an adult online and he was fooled. >> it shows the dangers of use of social networking, not just by a minor child who could get molested or assaulted, but by an adult who could get placed in the situation. >> he was called a hero by fairfax county officials after he tried to save an lek electrocution victim. folks say he brandished a gun at the victim's sister and her boyfriend after a car chase. his bail was reduced today from $1 million to $300,000. in rockville, scott broom, 9news now. >> a car just sitting in the middle of the road. the engine running and nobody behind the wheel. but get this, in the back, police find an 8 month old girl strapped in her car seat. this all went down in the wee hours of monday night in duple fridayings and police say they have now tracked down t
cook was found inside his apartment yesterday. virginia state police say could he have been dead for several days. cook told 9news in an interview earlier this year that he himself was battling several health issues even as he was trying to figure out what happened to his wife. the officer who killed patricia cook is former officer daniel harmon-wright with the culpepper department. he goes on trial for that death early next year. >>> another banner september day out there, topper shutt joining us from the weather terrace. i really want on get out there with you. can you dial up another one for tomorrow? >> i think we can. dialing up two more may be a challenge. 81 was the high today about dead on our average. look at temperatures now. it's still comfortable with temps in the 70s, 76 downtown, 73 gaithersburg, 77 in manassas and leesburg. that said, you go out late tonight, bring a wrap as my mother would say because it will drop very quickly after sunset. for tonight clear skies, cool, not quite as chilly as it's been. leave the ac off. you'll need a sweater late, low temperatur
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